We all have a genre of perfumes that we struggle with. That may be an understatement because I think most of us have GENRES that are difficult for us to wear. The reasons can be as simple as we simply don’t like them because they remind us of a time in our lives or a person that we’d rather forget. Sometimes perfumes feel like wearing shoes a half size too small. They only work for short periods of time but they make us feel uncomfortable. Other times… Continue reading | 6 Comments
Byredo’s newest perfume is a rose soliflore. The company describes it as “an elegant and soothing floral fragrance created as an homage to the honorable nurses and unknown heroines who served on the front lines of World War I with selflessness and compassion while saving thousands of lives“.¹ How’s that for some inspiration? There’s a patriotic song of the same name of this fragrance. I have a copy of the sheet music from World War I era. However, I can’t find it which… Continue reading | 5 Comments
Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular (Limited Edition) Perfume
When it comes to fragrance, Escada excels at turning Jell-O shots into perfume. This limited edition summer perfume for 2015, Turquoise Summer, is no exception. Escada is at it again!
Turquoise Summer opens with strawberry Jell-O powder dissolving into hot water. And then BAM it’s blue raspberry Jell-O and pineapple flavored vodka. It wears as artificial flavoring berries that eventually dries down to a generic, modern warm musk. Yep, this is a limited edition Escada. This is… Continue reading | 8 Comments
I can’t believe it’s already August. I don’t know what happened in July, but it’s over. I spent it sweating and learning new stuff.
Overall, the month was uneventful. Frink the Frug had a mast tumor removed from his face (around the eye, you can see him squinting in the pic) a few weeks ago. But, he’s doing fine now and has resumed to his regularly scheduled frugly activities such as barking at UPS trucks and shedding on every square inch of the house… Continue reading | 6 Comments
Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
Versace Bright Crystal Absolu is a flanker to the original Bright Crystal. I honestly don’t remember the original Bright Crystal being this obnoxious. In fact, I remember sniffing it in store when it was launched and not thinking it was too bad. I don’t know if I was being really nice that day or maybe I was congested, but Bright Crystal Absolu absolutely grates my nerves.